The poems in Anthony Wilson’s Full Stretch inhabit the borderline territory between laughter and grief, the public and the private, memory and forgetting.
“Anthony Wilson’s poems get to the heart of human relationships: our lives as individuals within families and communities, the way we are alone and together. His honest enquiries sometimes take us into dark places, but he leas the way with warmth and humour and a gift for discovering real value.”
“A tone of domestic awareness which never drifts into the mawkish, a quiet register of the relationship between humans and time. Wilson understands the fact that ‘objects contain absent people’.”
Ian Brinton, The Use of English